Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni

Walking on clouds! Uyuni Salt Flat

In Bolivia you can appreciate one of the most impressive places of all South America and why not of all Earth, that is the Salar de Uyuni. To reach this site, it is necessary to go to the small town of Uyuni located at 3650 m.a.s.l., in the department of Potosi. Considered the largest salt desert in the world and with the highest altitude being close to the Andes Mountain range, which makes the Salar de Uyuni a unique place on the planet.

The infinite whiteness of the Salar de Uyuni will make you lose sight of the horizon, and between the months of December to March when the rains are present, it will form the largest mirror in the world, which can even be seen from space. But it is these dates that will make you feel as if you were walking on clouds in the middle of the desert known as the Bolivian altiplano. For those who love photography, this season, Salar de Uyuni provides the best opportunity for taking perfect sky pictures from the earth and who knows, it might even let you witness other mirages.

However, the Salar de Uyuni not only delivers scenic beauty, but under its soil, there hides the largest reserve of lithium on the planet along with other elements. To this must be added, the thousands of tons of salt, which are used by the habitants of Uyuni, they form small mounds, in order to evaporate the water of this mineral and be able to transport and sell it. Another secret of the Salar de Uyuni is the Isla del Pescado (Fish Island), which is called like that because during the rains, and for those who consider themselves as observers, it forms a strange fish-shaped silhouette.

The Salar de Uyuni is not only desert, but it also has incredible natural refuges, in different terrestrial islands, in which you can be amazed with plant formations of giant cacti that exceed 5 meters in height resembling columns. In the Salar de Uyuni, you can learn about the local culture and its salt extraction techniques. Walking and observing the natural mirror formed by the salt flat, sighting species of local fauna and flora, all accompanied by a stillness that can inspire us to live this wonderful experience . All this can be done with the best tranquility in “The hidden treasures” tailored by Voyagers Travel Specialists.

Andre Robles
Andre Robles

Is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first

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